MIDLAND, Mich. – Dow Roofing Systems LLC, (DRS) will cease the sale of TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roofing membranes and accessories in North America, effective January 31, 2011.
DRS, which aligns with the Dow Building Solutions business unit, was formed through the acquisition of Stevens Roofing Systems in 2008. Dow Building Solutions’ strategy is to focus on its market leading insulation and adhesive solutions along with ongoing development of differentiated roofing innovations for the future.
“The DRS product line represents a small percentage of our overall building solutions business and we are confident that we can better serve the roofing industry long term by refocusing our efforts on our core business portfolio,” said Scott Young, president and general manager of Dow Roofing Systems.
Products that will no longer be sold to the North America market include TIEMPO+ 2000 TPO membranes and accessories, VIENTO PVC membranes and accessories, and TERMICO polyisocyanurate insulation. All existing warranties for these products will continue to be honored.
“Dow Building Solutions remains committed to the roofing market and will continue to provide the roofing industry with our preferred portfolio of products,” Young said. “These include STYROFOAM Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation products, INSTA STIK Quik Set Commercial Roofing Adhesives, TILEBOND Roof Tile Adhesive, THERMAX Polyisocyanurate Insulation and DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles from Dow Solar Solutions.”